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by nollkolltroll
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Minstrel 3, WRX, UDG and CHR$128
Replies: 9
Views: 4335

Re: Minstrel 3, WRX, UDG and CHR$128

A very nice mod, with an exciting future. Will stay tuned.
by nollkolltroll
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Pimped out Minstrel 3
Replies: 4
Views: 2096

Re: Pimped out Minstrel 3

Very nice indeed!
by nollkolltroll
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Sinclair Misc
Topic: A seasonal movie
Replies: 10
Views: 3318

Re: A seasonal movie

Crayon21 wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:16 pm
holy crap this was awesome. How did you manage this? Basic? Machine code?
Short: M/C player on the ZX81, movie encoding on the PC.
For a better explanation: https://www.sinclairzxworld.com/viewtop ... f=6&t=3326
by nollkolltroll
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Sinclair Misc
Topic: A seasonal movie
Replies: 10
Views: 3318

Re: A seasonal movie

I just tested it in EO successfully, and here are the settings:
- make sure that both files are in the virtual SD-card folder, snowman.p and snowman.rvc
- 32k RAM
- Chr$ Generator: CHR$16
- ZXpand+ checked

The reason for the repeated text-message is because the player does not find the rvc-file.
by nollkolltroll
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Sinclair Misc
Topic: A seasonal movie
Replies: 10
Views: 3318

A seasonal movie

The snowman was a favourite when I was much younger, but my memory clocked it at far less than its 25 minutes. I still enjoy the story and style of the movie, even when played on the ZX81 :D So here is a ZX81 video player and file to watch the film in all its monochrome glory. As usual, UDG128 and Z...
by nollkolltroll
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: New year, new projects?
Replies: 12
Views: 4962

Re: New year, new projects?

Well, another year coming up: Since I bought a Minstrel 3 I'll try to get it working at 3.6864 and 4 MHz to get 40 (or more) column graphics and a small speed bump. Requires changes to the divider, 236 or 256 instead of 207. Also a new ROM to deal with the changes in timing and number of rows. Might...
by nollkolltroll
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: A new ZX81 for me!
Replies: 0
Views: 1922

A new ZX81 for me!

I just pulled the trigger on a Minstrel 3 ZX81 clone. It went on sale yesterday, so I had all night to read the schematics and think about it. I look forward to a stable ZX81 that will never develop a faulty ULA, and I will CERTAINLY mod the heck out of it :) Details at: http://blog.tynemouthsoftwar...
by nollkolltroll
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: ZXPand Organizer
Replies: 17
Views: 5978

Re: ZXPand Organizer

Nice utility! Will be a bit of work to do some tests, but very good looking when done.
by nollkolltroll
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: DOOM on ZX81?!
Replies: 3
Views: 1975

DOOM on ZX81?!

What if the ZX81 could have been made to play DOOM, what would that look like? No way to know, it simply isn't even remotely possible to code the classic shooter with the poor performance of our beloved door-stopper. Now however, I've made a 30fps widescreen video of someone playing DOOM episode 1 m...